The biggest shake-up to wedding laws since the 19th Century would give couples more choice, a government commissioned report has said.
The Law Commission described current rules around weddings as "confusing, out-of-date and restrictive".
It recommended a major overhaul that would mean couples could get married at beaches and private homes.
A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said it would "carefully review" the recommendations.
Opponents are concerned the changes could trivialise weddings and lead to the commercialisation of the ceremony.